Great British Bake Off 2014: Ofcom receives 13 complaints about Baked Alaska episode
The communications watchdog said it would not be investigating the incident
More than 800 people have complained about the Baked Alaska scandal featured in the latest episode of The Great British Bake Off.
A total of 13 viewers have complained to communications watchdog Ofcom, with 12 of them concerned at the alleged sabotage of contestant Iain Watters' ice-cream dessert, while 811 have complained directly to the BBC.
However, Ofcom has said it will not be investigating #bingate.
An Ofcom spokesperson said: "Having assessed viewers’ complaints received to date, they do not raise issues warranting further investigation under Ofcom’s rules/"
Iain threw his melted pudding into the bin after fellow contestant Diana Beard removed it from the freezer.
With nothing to present to judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, he was swiftly eliminated from the competition.
The controversy caused a social media furore with Twitter users instigating hashtag campaigns including #justiceforiain and #bringiainback.
However, Iain hinted on last night’s Newsnight that he could return to the pre-recorded show next week.
Diana revealed yesterday that she left the show shortly before filming commenced for episode five, after falling ill.
Earlier that day she had complained in a BBC interview that GBBO had been edited to make it look as though she sabotaged her rival's chances.
Diana said the announcement that she would not be returning for episode five had been brought forward by the BBC, following the furore of the most recent broadcasts.
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